Web Development Project - 2017

Unit summary

WEB300

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - The Brief (25%) , Assignment 2 - Web media production (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit was previously known as Web Production.

This is the final unit within the Internet Communications major and involves working to produce innovative online media content that both explores and embodies the emerging qualities of converging and participatory media. You will primarily be engaged in planning and executing a small team project throughout the entire unit, including critical reflections on the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work. You will also be required to critically situate and contextualise your learning in terms of the broader concepts and issues developed across all of your Internet Communications units.

Further Information: The list of topics is indicative and subject to minor change prior to the start of each Study Period.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. plan for and develop web productions
  2. critically analyse the challenges and opportunities of collaborative work for web production
  3. create innovative web media products that explore and embody convergence and participation
  4. explore and analyse possible future developments in Internet Communications and web media.
  • Assignment 1 — The Brief (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Web media production (40%)
  • Essay (35%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access — Regular and reliable internet access

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Introduction to web production
2Teamwork: roles & timelines
3Developing a creative brief
4Understanding audiences
5Narrative & meaning
6Convergence
7Open source & copyright
8HCI
9Reflection & reflexivity

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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